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AAMA Updates Two Specifications for Static, Dynamic Test Methods Related to Seismic Drift

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) updated two documents for evaluating window wall, curtain wall and storefront systems when it comes to seismic drift. AAMA 501.4-18, Recommended Static Test Method for Evaluating Window Wall, Curtain Wall and Storefront Systems Subjected to Seismic and Wind-Induced Inter-Story Drift, and AAMA 501.6-18, Recommended Dynamic Test Method for Determining the Seismic Drift Causing Glass Fallout from Window Wall, Curtain Wall and Storefront Systems, were first released in 2001 and were last updated in 2009. The two are now available...

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AAMA Updates Guideline for Developing Color Measurement Requirements

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) updated a document providing guidelines for describing color measurement requirements for inclusion in AAMA documents. AAMA CMR-1-18, Guidelines for Development of Color Measurement Requirements, was first released in 2016. This is its first update, which was made to accommodate changes made to measurement averaging and color difference equations.“The CMR document is an excellent resource for identifying the six parameters that need to be called out or specified to properly and clearly measure and compare color,” said Doug Holmberg (Wausau...

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Last Call for Registration | AAMA Annual Conference Offers Wealth of Networking Chances

Later this month, industry leaders will meet in Palm Springs for the AAMA 82nd Annual Conference, to be held February 25-28. The conference will be at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells and participants can still register. The AAMA Western Region 2019 Winter Summit will immediately follow the conference in the same location, with registration required. Both events are opportunities for those new to the industry or those who wish to become more involved to work closely with leaders to help shape the industry landscape.Optional networking...

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AAMA InstallationMasters New Construction Program Now Available, Opening Training This Spring

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is currently planning instructor training classes for a new segment of the InstallationMasters® program, which focuses primarily on new construction applications. Those interested in becoming accredited instructors for the InstallationMasters New Construction Program are encouraged to contact the association now so as many schedules as possible may be accommodated.“Based on industry feedback, we are launching this new facet of the InstallationMasters program,” said Kaydeen Laird, AAMA Education Supervisor. “We are confident its addition to AAMA’s education efforts will be an...

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January 29 AAMA Webinar to Cover Canadian Energy Codes, Regulations

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will host a webinar on Canadian energy codes and regulations and their movement toward higher performance levels over the next decade. Jeff Baker, President of WESTLab Canada and Fenestration Canada’s technical consultant, will present the current state of energy codes and regulations across Canada. He will also share proposed changes coming in the next ten years. Register now for “Canadian Energy Codes and Regulations – Where Are They Going?” taking place at 11:30 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday, January 29.“The...

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Kathy Krafka Harkema Joins AAMA as Codes and Regulatory Affairs Manager

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) announces the hiring of Kathy Krafka Harkema as its Codes and Regulatory Affairs Manager, effective January 14.“We know Kathy from her previous time as a member and organization leader,” said Steven Saffell, AAMA Technical Manager. “Kathy has contributed to the fenestration industry for many years and has had an accomplished career in marketing and communications, including earning the AAMA Marketing Distinguished Service Award in 2011. We believe her strong strategic communication and research skills and decades of proven work...

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AAMA to Host 5K Run/Walk in Honor of Kim Flanary

In honor of Milgard Windows and Doors Engineering Director and AAMA Board Member Kim Flanary, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is hosting a 5K run/walk during the AAMA Annual Conference. The event will take place at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, honoring a lifetime of leadership. Flanary, who passed away earlier this fall, was active with AAMA for 14 years. During that time, Flanary served on 74 committees including 9 of AAMA’s 11 top-level governing Board committees.“AAMA has been sorely impacted by Kim’s absence,”...

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AAMA Annual Conference Early Bird Registration Open Through January 28, Speakers to Cover Leadership, Labor Shortage, Trade

Registration is now open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 82nd Annual Conference, to be held February 25-28, 2019, in Indian Wells (Palm Springs), CA at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells. The early bird rate is guaranteed through January 28, and attendees are encouraged to book before this date. The AAMA Western Region 2019 Winter Summit will immediately follow the conference in the same location. Separate registration is required.Keynote Speaker Kevin McCarthy, author of BlindSpots – Why Good People Make Bad Choices, will teach...

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Top Articles and Blogs | What Readers Wanted to Know About Most in 2018

This past year was a busy one for AAMA and the industry, with vast change and progress. As a result of much hard work, AAMA has come out of 2018 with a lot to show for it. What was of most interest to our members and readers is displayed in the top five news articles and top five blog posts from 2018.Top Five News ArticlesLatest North American Fenestration Standard Published: At the beginning of the year, the latest edition of NAFS was released, sparking much...

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AAMA to Host Webinar on Updates to AAMA Air-Water-Structural Certification Program

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will host a webinar covering recent additions to the AAMA Gold Label Certification Program in the New Year. AAMA Certification Manager Jason Seals will review the recent approval of AAMA by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation as a Product Quality Assurance Agency. He will also discuss changes to the AAMA air, water and structural extension program, plus testing and labeling of combination assemblies. Register now for “Updates to the AAMA Air-Water-Structural Certification Program,” taking place at...

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